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Finding a Match for Zach

Zach is undergoing chemotherapy



    Finding a Match for Zach
    Zach Guillot

    On Sunday, the community is coming together to try and find a bone marrow match for 7-year-old
    Zach Guillot.

    Zach moved to Dallas from Austin a few years ago with his family and while in Pre-K he was diagnosed with leukemia.
    With the help of a bone marrow transplant from his brother, Zach, and his family thought he had won the battle against the disease.

    At that time he was able to leave the hospital behind him and take part in all the things that
    kindergartners like to do, play T-ball, go to camp and hang out with his friends.

    Zach was cancer free for 17 months, and is now in the first grade. But last month he got the news no one wants to hear, especially  at such a young age -- his leukemia was back.

    He is already undergoing chemotherapy treatment.

    Now, Zach's friends are holding a Bone Marrow Drive on Sunday at Parish Episcopal School at Sigma and Midway in Dallas between noon and 6 p.m.

    Organizers hope the drive will not only to find a match for Zach, but also to get the word out about how important it is to get on the list to become a bone marrow donor. The test to find out  if you are a match just involves a swab of the cheek. If you are a match, experts tell us in 85 percent of the cases a simple blood transfusion is all you have to do.

    You can also follow Zach's process on his Facebook page and find out more information about the bone marrow drive.